wild rose

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noun

any native species of rose, usually having a single flower with the corolla consisting of one circle of five roundish, spreading petals.

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Origin of wild rose

First recorded in 1775–85

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British Dictionary definitions for wild rose

wild rose

noun

any of numerous roses, such as the dogrose and sweetbrier, that grow wild and have flowers with only one whorl of petals
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